[bksvol-discuss] Re: More Awards for Bookshare?

  • From: Mike Pietruk <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:38:26 -0500 (EST)

Shelley

While certainly havingg award winning books in the collection is a worth 
while project, whatever that award category happens to be,
especially from a pr perspective, I suspect average readers would be more 
impressed if goals such as having best sellers available within "xx" days 
or weeks,book of the month type selections, et al were approached as 
target projects.
More customers will read a best selling romance, mystery, or expose -- and 
certainly these books are more often discussed around the office -- than 
Pulitzer or Newberry books.
The question is whether these projects are first viewed for their pr value 
or for providing the types of things that people in the everyday world 
read.
Ideally, one should have both.
That's how a conventional library is built; and that ought to be the 
approach BookShare should follow in expanding its collection.



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